Networks and Partners

In order to promote scientific innovations, to seek dialogue and ideas outside the institute, strong co-operation for the ITWM plays an important role. A broad network and innovative partners are therefore very important to us. Here is a selection:

Regional and National Partners and Networks

High Performance Center Simulation and Software Based Innovation

The intense exchange of the two Fraunhofer institutes in Kaiserslautern with the two universities and the good cooperation with the economy has been institutionalized in a performance center since January 2016. Its term »simulation and software-based innovation« documents the scientific strengths that Kaiserslautern has developed over the past two decades.

The high reputation of the simulation and software competences in the economy can be seen in the list of participating industrial partners. These include, among others, BASF, Daimler AG, John Deere GmbH & Co. KG, Liebherr, Procter & Gamble, Robert Bosch GmbH, Schmitz Cargobull AG and Volvo Construction Equipment Germany GmbH.

Further Information on the High Performance Center Simulation and Software-based Innovation

Felix-Klein-Center for Mathematics

The Felix Klein Center for Mathematics represents the institutional link between teaching and research in the Department of Mathematics and the practical orientation of the Fraunhofer ITWM and focuses on the promotion of young talents. This does not only start with scholarships for first-year students, but rather with special practical teaching units in schools.

Further Information on the Felix-Klein-Center for Mathematics

Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster Digital Engineering for Commercial Vehicles

Under the leadership of the two institutes ITWM and IESE Fraunhofer's innovation cluster commercial vehicle technology DNT, focuses on state-of-the-art research in the commercial vehicle sector. Participating companies are, a. Daimler AG, John Deere, Robert Bosch GmbH, Schmitz Cargobull, Volvo Construction Equipment Europe GmbH.

Further Information on the Fraunhofer Innovation Cluster Digital Commercial Vehicle Technology


The ITWM is involved in the software cluster, Europe's most powerful network of companies, training and research facilities in the field of software development.

The main research focus in the software cluster is the simulation, optimization and decision support of corporate structures and processes based on rigorous mathematical models and algorithms.


Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling (CM)²

The Research Center (CM) ² was established within the research initiative of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The aim is to demonstrate, by means of selected application areas, that mathematics in conjunction with computer science is nowadays a technology which is indispensable for engineers and scientists and will push ahead with developments in the relevant fields.

Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling

Science Alliance

The ITWM is a member of the Science Alliance, the union of the TU with well-respected research facilities at the technology center Kaiserslautern, providing students, scientists and cooperation partners from economy, administration and industry with a cross-disciplinary network.

Further Information on the Science Alliance

Networking within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

The ITWM is involved in Fraunhofer Groups and Fraunhofer Alliances.

Spin-Offs of ITWM

Innovative spin-offs have emerged from ITWM over the last few years.


Networking, this also applies to former ITWM employees.

For example, via the ITWM alumni network.

Scientific Advisory Board

Efficient research through good networking and consulting.